Your Miami Marlins links for Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Miami and Chicago begin their season at .500
Due to some spring training injuries the Marlins have had to go with Dillon Peters in yesterday’s game against Chicago. After a rough spring training Peters (Miami’s no. 15 prospect according to MLB Pipeline) pitched his best game as a Marlin going six innings without allowing a run on only six hits. This is best performance by a Marlins pitcher in the first four games. The Marlins won with a final score of 6-0 after Brian Anderson’s bases clearing double in the bottom of the fifth inning to blow the game wide open.
Tayron Guerrero impresses early on
Although it’s a little premature Tayron Guerrero seems to be one of the better pitchers out of Miami’s bullpen after pitching a scoreless eighth inning in relief yesterday, topping out at 100 mph with his fastball.
The more I see Tayron Guerrero the more intrigued I am. Twice touched 100 mph today in 8th. If he keeps throwing strikes, will be fun to watch. @Marlins pic.twitter.com/mnM6QDq16N— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) April 2, 2018
It’s Trevor time
Thanks to Saturday night’s 17th inning marathon Miami DFA Brian Ellington to make room for Trevor Richards. He was the Marlins best pitcher during spring training out-pitching Max Scherzer in back-to-back starts in March. Jeter and co. are hoping Richards’ can build on a great spring where he went 2-0, .75 era, in 12 innings pitched. Richards’ is set to make his debut tonight against Brian Johnson and the Red Sox at 7:10pm.
Miami’s moving on up
After splitting the series with the Cubs the Marlins have moved up a spot on FiveThirtyEight’s rankings after having them ranked no. 30 after spring training. Miami now sits at 29 right above the Detroit Tigers. It’s clear to see that this new Marlins team aren’t going to give up and are motivated to prove their detractors wrong.
Orange no more
According to Andy Slater the Marlins will not don their signature orange jerseys at any point this season. Leaving them with their white home jersey, gray road jersey, and black alternate.
SLATER SCOOP: Marlins will not be wearing orange jerseys this year, team confirms. Spokesman says decision was made quite a while ago. pic.twitter.com/6yAe3ptHLU— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 1, 2018
Attendance is a problem
It has become customary that Marlins games are never sold out and are somewhat quite empty and according to some reports the previous ownership group inflated attendance numbers. However, under new management this will not be the case Jeter’s regime has been sharing the correct attendance numbers early and although it’s rather low honesty is the best policy.
Announced attendance of 10,428 represents smallest crowd in Marlins Park history. But, again, new regime is counting differently -- not inflating. Crowd today looks like most on a Sunday here.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) April 1, 2018
Here at Fish Stripes
Andrew tells us what to expect from the bullpen, while Red overreacts to this past weekend’s opening series.
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